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Barbara

Barbara is a female given name used in numerous languages. It is the feminine form of the Greek word barbaros (Greek: βάρβαρος) meaning “barbarian”, see article “Barbarian” for details.

In Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox tradition, Saint Barbara was martyred by her father, who was then punished with death by lightning. As such, St. Barbara is a protectress against fire and lightning.

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